Charles Roddis

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Charles Roddis
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 35
Bachelor'sUniversity of Findlay
Campaign website
Charles Roddis was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 35 of the Michigan House of Representatives.


Roddis is an accountant with the River Rouge school district, with a B.A. in Accounting and Mathematics from the University of Findlay. He previously worked as a financial employee of the State of Ohio, and as an operations manager. He is a middle and high school swimming coach, as well as a volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.[1][2]


Campaign themes


Roddis' website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Fighting For Jobs

  • Excerpt: "State government’s #1 priority must be jobs. Investing in transportation, education and technology, will create better-paying jobs and get our economy moving again. We must also expand community colleges and vocational training to help prepare workers for new high-tech jobs."

Protecting The Middle Class And Seniors

  • Excerpt: "As a father, I have worked hard to provide for my family. We must stop playing politics with workers’ pensions and repeal Governor Snyder’s retirement tax. And we must help working families get ahead instead of giving billion dollar tax breaks to big corporations."

Strengthening Public Schools

  • Excerpt: "As the Finance Director of a struggling school district, I worked hard to turn things around so teachers could keep their jobs and children would have a chance. Let’s stop the Republican’s cuts to education and restore funding now."

Fixing Roads

  • Excerpt: "Michigan has the 5th highest tax on gasoline but we rank near the bottom for the least spending on roads. We must prioritize funding and get serious about fixing roads. It will attract new jobs and keep us safe."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Jeremy Moss defeated Nicole Brown, Darryle Buchanan and Charles Roddis in the Democratic primary. Robert Brim was unopposed in the Republican primary. Moss defeated Brim in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeremy Moss 83% 31,655
     Republican Robert Brim 17% 6,473
Total Votes 38,128
Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeremy Moss 51.1% 6,541
Nicole Brown 27.4% 3,507
Darryle Buchanan 14.9% 1,909
Charles Roddis 6.6% 844
Total Votes 12,801


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roddis ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 35. He was defeated by incumbent Rudy Hobbs.[8][9]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRudy Hobbs Incumbent 57.3% 7,405
Jenifer Marlene Franklin 28.6% 3,693
Howard Worthy 9.2% 1,193
Charles Roddis 4.9% 630
Total Votes 12,921


Roddis is the son of school teachers; his father taught science while his mother taught second grade. He and his wife, Erin, have two children.[10]

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